Robert M. Moore

Published 9:44 pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CARROLLTON — Robert M. “Bob” Moore, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Jan. 24, 2015. He passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 59 years, Carol, his sons, Robert M. Moore Jr. and wife, Connie, and David B. Moore and wife, Ann, and his beloved grandson, Brooks. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.



Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew K. and Eulah Blanche Moore; his brothers, Andrew C. Moore and Jefferson Ray Moore; and his sisters, Earnestine June Hamric, Wilma Jean Marsh and Mary Jane Glass.

Bob was born in Barbour County, W.Va., on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 1931. He graduated from Kasson High School in Barbour County, W.Va., in 1950. Bob served in the Air Force for 26 years, retiring as a master sergeant at Langley Air Force Base in 1978. He begin his Air Force career as a B-29 gunner, later becoming an inflight air refueling specialist (boom operator) on the KC-97 and the KC-135. After retiring from the Air Force, he attended Thomas Nelson Community College, where he received certificates in air conditioning and refrigeration and electricity, graduating summa cum laude. He later worked in maintenance at Peninsula Christian School, where his specialty was fixing everything.

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Bob was a former member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Newport News and a current member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Carrollton, serving as deacon, trustee and Sunday school superintendent. Bob loved the Lord and lived his Christianity daily, in spirit and in deed.

Throughout the years, Bob was a father and grandfather to many families. Among these were Roger, Tammy, Luke and Emily Harris, Jeff, Charlene, John T. and Hollyn Bedford and Randall, Amber, Abigail and Dallas Owens, who affectionately referred to him as Poppa Moore.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Nair and the ICU staff at Obici Hospital for the special care they gave Bob during his time there.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 16054 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, 2690 Bridge Road, Suffolk, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Luke’s Memorial Park, Smithfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 205, Carrollton, VA 23314.